INTRAMUSCULAR STIMULATION (IMS)
Get relief from nagging pain that just won't go away with other treatments like stretching or massage. Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) treatment at Body Restoration, combines a thorough assessment with dry needling treatments, which relieves stubborn, lingering pain.
You know that tight feeling in your muscles? It's that pressure on your nerves that causes some of your pain. Dry needling provides a release from pain that you can feel instantly.
Ease your heightened nerve sensitivity and start moving normally again, without having to be on high alert. Dry needling lets you finally move past that old or ongoing injury.
Live pain free from your aches and pains! IMS physiotherapy treatment is best suited to treat myofascial pain (chronic soft tissue pain that show no visible sign of ongoing tissue damage or inflammation) these can include:
By targeting the trigger points in the affected area, IMS therapy can:
IMS treatment (also known as dry needling) has its roots in traditional Chinese acupuncture but uses current Western medicine’s understanding of the neurophysiology of pain to identify underlying nerve irritations to treat chronic pain issues. IMS therapy uses the same fine needles as acupuncture. However, IMS practitioners use their knowledge of anatomy to target specific needle points. The needle is inserted directly into the site of the affected area or tight muscle bands. In contrast, acupuncturists insert needles in pre-mapped out points in the body that relate to different parts of the organs and meridians in the body.
Registered physiotherapists administer our IMS/Dry Needling Therapy, so if you have extended health benefits that include physiotherapy, you may have a portion (or all) of your treatment covered.
When you are suffering from chronic and persistent pain, painkillers and other medications only mask the pain to your brain, but do not resolve the root of the problem. At Body Restoration we have certified Gunn IMS skilled physiotherapists and massage therapists that have undergone post-graduate studies in advanced IMS therapy. We collaborate between our physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage therapists and apply IMS therapy as part of personalized treatment methods. Our team-based approach allows us to bring you the best care possible.
Body Restoration is a collaborative rehabilitation center in South Edmonton, Alberta, offering you a wide range of services: medical acupuncture, physiotherapy, chiropractic, massage therapy and more.
By pulling together all of these specialties, our elevated quality of care lets you get back to doing what you love sooner!